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Installation Tips

The detailed installation procedure is described in several languages in the provided user’s guide. However, I would still like to say a few words about it. Cooler Master Hyper 212 can be installed on LGA 775 and Socket 754/939/940/AM2 mainboards. The cooler retention goes through the mainboard PCB that is why you will have to remove it from the system case before cooler mounting. It is not a big problem at all. Besides, this is a really small price you will have to pay for secure retention, especially since almost all cooling solutions of the same size as Hyper 212 will require the mainboard to be removed from the system case as well.

First of all you fasten the appropriate for your processor retention brackets to the cooler base:


Before that you need to put in the screws (rotating counterclockwise) into the bracket retention holes. The rubber ring-pads will then need to be placed on top of them, sticky side down:

In fact, you can even stick these ring pads to the mainboard instead, it doesn’t really matter. The important thing is not to forget it has to be done. Otherwise, you may damage the mainboard PCB when tightening the metal retention screws.

Now you just set the cooler on the processor heat-spreader covered with preliminarily applied thermal compound. And then tighten the screws from the reverse side of the PCB with special nuts and plastic washers:

The kit includes a special spanner with a cross button. When the cooler is installed onto LGA 775, the PCB may bend. In case of AMD K8 processors you should use a backplate, so PCB will not bend at all.

The bottom part of the cooler is very compact. The lowest heatsink plate is above 30mm above the cooler base, so the heatsink will not hit against any electronic components in the area around the processor socket:

This is what Cooler Master Hyper 212 looks like when installed and set into a system case:


If you wish to install a second fan when the cooler already sits in the system, you can only fasten it to the top retention hopes. To use the bottom retention holes as well, you will have to remove the cooler from the mainboard first.

In conclusion to our installation discussion I would like to add that the cooler fan features blue highlighting that will please modding fans and those of you who have a transparent window in their system case:

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